by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths
The following is unsourced - the author is not directly identified and the origin of the email is unconfirmed. However, the content is such that it sounds as possibly an accurate message. Shirat Devorah was the first to receive it in Hebrew, and it was translated by Yeranen Yaakov. I've adjusted the literal translation to good English phrasing.
I'm providing information from a good friend who is close to (HaRav HaGaon the Rishon L'Tziyon, Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, shlita), and who is reliable and completely trustworthy.
For the past year Rabbi Eliyahu has suffered harshly and extensively (he's been seriously ill and close to death on a number of occasions). His wife asked him, "Why has this happened to you?" He answered that he is accepting this suffering in place of the [suffering] of Am Yisrael (the Jewish people). She asked, "Why did you not ask me? (for this affects us both)" He answered, "You would not have agreed."
Recently she repeated her question, and he wrote as a reply, "These are Hevlei Mashiah. (the birth pangs of the coming of Moshiach)"
The rav continues to receive requests for blessings. Recently, some people requested a blessing from the rav for a 51-year-old whose doctors said that he doesn't have long to live. The rav wrote as a response, "They told me in Shamayim (heaven) that the Resurrection of the Dead is very near." The man died about 3 days later.
All this is only for the purpose of Hizzuk (spiritual strengthening), and so that we understand that we are Mamash (really really) in the final stages before the Geula.
BS"D - בסיעתא דשמיא